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Corozal District

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Corozal District

Corozal is one of the smallest districts in Belize and remains relatively “unbirded” with the least records coming from this district. It borders to the North and West with Mexico and the shallow Caribbean waters of the Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to the East. The Orange Walk and Belize Districts are South of this district. The district can be divided into 6 major habitats. These are:

  1. Urban Coast with minimal Mangrove/Littoral Forest
  2. Agricultural/Urban settlements
  3. Lowland broadleaf dry Forest
  4. Tall Herb Lowland Swamp
  5. Freshwater and Riparian Habitat
  6. Brackish Wetland.

The larger urban settlements in Corozal District are:

  1. Corozal Town
  2. Sarteneja Village
  3. San Narciso
  4. Progreso Village
  5. Chunox

Top 10 Birding Destinations in Corozal District

  1. Shipstern Nature Reserve
  2. Sarteneja/Wildtracks
  3. Chan Chen Wetlands
  4. Fire Burn
  5. Progreso Lagoon
  6. Honey Camp & Freshwater Creek Reserve
  7. Corozal Bay/Seafront
  8. Cerros
  9. Road to Consejo Shores
  10. Copper Bank

Corozal District Hotel/Lodge List

  1. Tony’s Inn & Beach Resort
  2. Fernando’s Seaside Guest House
  3. Oasis Guest House
A total of 337 species of birds have been reported from the entire district from the above locations and habitats. The top District specialties are:

  1. Altamira Oriole
  2. Rose-throated Tanager
  3. Caribbean Dove
  4. Orange Oriole
  5. Black Catbird
  6. Yellow-lored Parrot
  7. Yucatan Flycatcher
  8. Yucatan Jay
  9. Red-vented Woodpecker
  10. Pinnated Bittern
  11. Least Bittern
  12. Reddish Egret